All of Thacker’s standard metal and hardwood caskets boast a 24” interior width, compared with a 22.5” width of many casket manufacturers.
This is an important feature as people have simply grown larger over recent years. As people have grown to these larger sizes, in many cases a 22.5” inside width casket can interfere with the presentation of the body in the casket, especially in the arms and hands.
Not only has Thacker gone to a 24” interior width, but we have also made the beds in our caskets almost 2” wider than the industry standard bed. Beds from other manufacturers are narrow and leave a gap. At times the arms of the deceased have slipped into that gap. By contrast, the Thacker beds have virtually no gap thereby eliminating the potential problem.